Google sent me this email:

Summary of the new policies (effective June 1, 2021): If you're inactive for 2 years (24 months) in Gmail, Drive or Photos, we may delete the content in the product(s) in which you're inactive. Google One members who are within their storage quota and in good-standing will not be impacted by this new inactive policy.

How can I know whether I am a Google One member?

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Well, the first result when I Google’d “google one” was https://one.google.com/about, which seems to indicate that it’s an enhanced / elevated service plan, where you pay money for lots of storage (starting at 100 GB) and access to a help desk.

So, if you’re paying money to Google for a membership, then you’re a member, and if you’re not, then you’re not.

  • got it, I got confused by the fact that Google distinguishes Google One users from Google One members. So currently I am a user but not a member. Commented Dec 26, 2020 at 2:53

Google distinguishes Google One users from Google One members, as currently displayed on https://one.google.com/home:

As a free Google One user, you can back up data on your phone, and also free up space in your Google Account using the storage manager. If you get a Google One membership, you’ll unlock additional features like expanded cloud storage, support from our team of Google experts, and exclusive benefits.

As G-Man Says 'Reinstate Monica''s answer mentions, Google One memberships are paid only.

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